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PRC OFFERS 2ND COVID-19 BOOSTER SHOT – GORDON

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said its “bakuna” (vaccination) center will allow the administration of a second COVID-19 booster shot to all eligible walk-in vaccinees. PRC Chairman and CEO, Senator Dick Gordon, urged those priority groups belonging to the health workers and senior citizens population, to avail themselves of their second booster dose in PRC’s […]

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BELMONTE TO DILG: INSTITUTE JAIL REFORMS

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte called on the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to institute reforms in penal institutions, including intensifying measures to prevent the proliferation of deadly weapons and drugs following the recent riot inside the Quezon City Jail in Brgy. Kamuning. Based on an intelligence report, the riot was staged by […]

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‘ODETTE’-HIT DUMAGUETE CITY RESIDENTS GET AID

The local government of Dumaguete City distributed millions of pesos worth of assistance to victims of Typhoon Odette that left a trail of destruction in its path last December 2021. The financial assistance, as approved by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, was handed over to about 446 families in different barangays in the city. Remollo approved […]

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ECLEO: BOOST PH FOOD PRODUCTION AMID CRISES

A lawmaker said the Philippines should boost its own food production capacity in light of the “looming food crisis” to affect the country in the second half of the year. Dinagat Islands Representative Alan Ecleo said his fellow legislators and the incoming Marcos Administration should pursue programs that will provide farmers, fisherfolk, and agricultural cooperatives […]

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LACSON’S LEGACY TO MILITARY: FIXED AFP CHIEF TERM

A new law prescribing fixed terms for the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Chief of Staff and senior officers will cap the key legacies of Senator Ping Lacson to the military and defense establishment. Lacson, who chairs the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, pushed last September Senate Bill 2376, which with House Bill […]

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NEW LAW TO ‘LEVEL UP’ SK LEADERSHIP IN BGYS — DY

One of the authors of the new law strengthening the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) believes that the reforms that will be introduced by Republic Act (RA) 11768 will encourage youth participation in barangay affairs, one of the primary objectives behind the established law of the SK.According to Isabela 6th District Rep. Faustino “Inno” Dy V, providing […]

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ABANTE TO SK: HELP STOP GAMBLING IN COMMUNITIES

“With more benefits come more responsibility.” This according to House Deputy Speaker and newly-reelected Manila 5th District Rep. Bienvenido “Benny” Abante Jr., who on Wednesday stressed that the recently enacted law providing additional benefits for members of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) was intended to provide incentives that would allow SK officers to focus more on […]

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KIDAPAWAN CITY RESIDENTS GET FREE DENGUE TESTS

Amid the spike in dengue cases here during the first half of the year, the city government of Kidapawan began providing free tests to residents who manifest symptoms of the mosquito-borne disease.“I urge the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) to double its efforts in the conduct of all preemptive measures to halt […]

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MAGALONG VOWS TO STOP BAGUIO’S URBAN DECAY

Reelected Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong vows to focus his second term in office on stopping “urban decay” from further damaging the country’s summer capital. A National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) study in 2019 showed the city was going towards urban decay, which it said has to be addressed with viable solutions and the […]

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COMELEC PROCLAIMS 12 WINNING SENATORS

Three neophytes, five returning solons, and four reelectionist lawmakers comprised the 12 newly-elected senators in the just-concluded May 9 national and local polls. The new senators, who will each have a fresh 6-year term that ends in June 2028, were proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) […]